Book Review: Fast Metabolism Food RX by Haylie Pomroy

Book Review: Fast Metabolism Food RX by Haylie Pomroy

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This is a nice hard back book, containing a lot of information within on the power of what we feed our body, and it affects us. However, I found it to be so deep and information rich, that after the first chapter I was less inclined to reach much farther. The rest of the book was spent skimming and trying to glean the highlights of the book.

There are different RX prescriptions on how to feed your body based upon the problems you are currently facing. The, prescriptions guide you on how to eat, but not necessarily what to eat. I think it may have been helpful to have done less with so much of the writing and spend time with recipes or further guides on how to maintain the RX for the prescribed amount of time. While I was excited initially to try out an RX, by the time I actually made it to the prescription and what to eat, it exhausted me. Considering I work five days a week, having to take that much time to prepare a meal, including snacks… was not possible. I wished that there were shortcuts to get the same affect. I’m all for not eating processed foods and etc., and completely on board with eating the correct foods for my metabolism. But I’m not all for spending my entire weekend in the kitchen preparing foods.

All in all, I’m glad I did get this book. I will keep it on my shelves as a guide or a reference book for future use. Bedtime reading? Probably not!

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar

Book Review: The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar

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This book speaks quality when you hold it in your hands. A perfect companion for building arrangements in your home or business, or using as a coffee table pictorial book. The title is embossed on the front and accompanied by a glorious photo of flowers. Well laid out and very impressive. It would make a great gift for a flower lover.

The book has text on the inside cover and the inner outside cover. Then you move in through the pages to the guts of the books, which essentially teach you how to arrange blooms, branches, fruits and other foraged materials.

It is rich with information, rich with flowers, rich with quality. I haven’t said it enough, but this is an exquisite book.

On the downside, I’m not an expert when it comes to flowers and I find that it is more geared to someone who already knows quite a bit about flowers. Those who have a strong desire to learn more, especially when it comes towards arranging them. I have a friend who is like that and would devour this book from beginning to end.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry

Book Review: Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry

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This was one of the first books in a very long time where I did not want to wait and find out what happened at the end. But I did. I did fight the urge and followed along with the story to the very end. And I’m glad I did.

Truman Wiley has an addiction, and his addiction is gambling. He lost his job as a writer, and has been living in a cottage by the sea estranged from his wife and family. He owes big money to a loan shark and is in dire straights, desperately needing money. It’s as his home is being foreclosed on that his wife offers him a chance to save his son.

His son, Aiden, has a bad heart. A man in prison, Terrell Connely has offered to give Aiden his heart when he is executed. He’s on death row and his time to die is in 30 days, and he wants Truman to write a book on his life and when he was born again. After much trepidation Truman agrees.

The story introduces you further into Truman and his fears and worry’s about life. His relationship with his wife, daughter and son. His discovery’s about his life as the story moves along.

It is a well-written book and I could easily see how this could have developed into one that was a lot more intense with stronger character development. On par with a John Grisham or such, but it wasn’t.

The details in his writing had me in the story, in the alley and nails biting wondering what was going down. I admit, I was on edge hoping Truman wouldn’t make a mistake.

All in all, I was very impressed with the book and enjoyed it. I didn’t like Truman and found that he was a man chasing his own demons. It was a Christian based book, however there wasn’t a lot of Christianity thrown down your throat. A clean book.

I received this book from Tyndale Rewards, and am writing a review on my own without any compensation.

Book Review: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Book Review: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

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It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book by Terri Blackstock, but I knew of her to be a good writer. One bordering on mysteries. Being in the mood for a mystery, I was interested in reading the book. The synopsis had me intrigued.

If I Run is about Casey Cox who is on the run, for a murder she didn’t commit. Her DNA and evidence is all over the crime scene, but she didn’t do it. But, she knows who probably did. With this she knows she has only a matter of time for her to disappear without a trace. So off she goes, darting across the country trying to stay one step ahead of the private investigator hired by the family to bring her back.

I really did enjoy this book. I enjoyed following along with Casey as she runs from whomever is chasing her, and following along with her as she tries to stay hidden from the law. Then the friends she meets along with way, and a little bit of drama thrown in.

That said, although I did like the book I didn’t like the way the book ended. It ended, but yet… it didn’t. There is definitely a continuation of the story. Also, I feel like there could have been a little more character development. Perhaps not necessarily on the main character, but perhaps in getting to know some of the other characters in the book. It had drama and suspense, but lacked depth.

Despite these short-comings, I still enjoyed the book.

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The 4×4 Diet by Erin Oprea

Book Review: The 4×4 Diet by Erin Oprea

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This book is geared for those of us who aren’t strong into the fitness regime, those who have tried all the other “fad” diets and realize that there has to be a better way. This book I believe heads you in the right direction. Instead of filling the book with pretty pictures of how to work out and the foods that you eat, it is instead dense with copy in telling you why you should be changing your diet and how.

Essentially this book will introduce you to four key foods and the four minute workout routines, which will help you feel better in four weeks. Who wouldn’t want that? I definitely do!

The book is written by Erin Oprea and she talks about in the forward in the book as to what led her on the journey to healthy eating. She breaks down everything she has learned into an easy to understand formula. She says that the speed bumps in most diets includes four items: sugar, starch, sodium and alcohol.

I found the book to be easy to read and understand. It showed me that what I was eating wasn’t necessarily the problem (I already have been trying to stay away from processed foods), but the time of the day when I’m eating them. My evening meals tends to consist of beans, pasta, potatoes.. all starches. According to her formula, those are best eaten at lunch and the latest during the day is around mid-afternoon. Why? Because it gives you time to burn off the sugar before you get home and chill.

Then, there are the exercise routines, which to be honest, sounds doable. Kind of terrifying I admit, but I’m determined to try it. Fortunately she gives a routine to start out for the beginners (like me).

After reading this book, I’m determined to adjust my diet and do better. I’ve already passed the book to a co-worker and together, for four weeks, we are going to be accountable to one other as we attempt this regime.

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.